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Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
sequester with sken cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. that's why republicans have passed budgets in each of the last two years and will pass another one here in the coming weeks. we believe there is a better way to lower the devers, but americans do not -- to lower the deficit, but americans do not support sacrificing real spenged cuts for more tax hikes. the president's sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance a budget over the next 10 years. the american people believe that the tax question has been settled. they know the president called for a balanced approach to the debt. combination of revenues and spending cuts, and they know he's gotten his revenue. the american people do not believe the president will use further tax revenues to lower the debt. and haven't seen this president attempt to spend his way into prosperity over the last four years, they know he'll spend it. the president doesn't believe we have a spending problem. he general winly believes the government -- genuinely believes the government spen
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
afghanistan under reconstruction. the department of defense, aig, the part of justice, it is unique. we have the largest oversight presence on the ground. we have the most progressive suspension and debarment program. and we have the most successful records rather than prosecuting them in afghan courts. we are a temporary agency. we go out of existence. we sunsets. so, we have a way to go. we are in the building right now. accordingly we had some very unique hiring and firing authorities that allowed us to get the best people as quickly as we could for what i think is the most dangerous oversight job in the government. when created in 2008, we were given the policies including the afghan reconstruction effort. offering direction as necessary >> i try to visit afghanistan a day -- every quarter. i can tell you, they are intent philip by the end of 2014. -- i can tell you, equally interested in the concern in their ability to manage continued reconstruction through and beyond. it is fair to say that the success or pharaoh year of the entire investment in afghanistan is teetering on whether the
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 10:00am EST
. we went there to hear defense nominee chuck hagel's testimony. they will come in soon. a little bit later, at 2:30 p.m. in the senate intelligence committee, john brennan's confirmation will be life. you see senator mccain. you have the ranking for the senate armed service committee. this should begin in a second. let us watch. we will cavill and to hear from defense secretary leon panetta and general martin dempsey about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that resulted in the death of four americans. one week ago today, this committee heard from senator chuck hegel -- hagel to be the next defense secretary. the center of south carolina said he would put a hold on former senator hagel's nomination unless leon panetta agreed to testify. this is the first of two harris we will show you today. this and later this afternoon, the confirmation hearing for cia director nominee, john brennan, currently the counter-terrorism chief. >> good morning, everybody. we welcome secretary of defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey to testify
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
also said absolutely nothing about he has had the defense department is going to do with the rise of china in an era of budget cuts to the defense department he supports. it's very troubling, fred has a great way of putting this consensus reality that in a sense it doesn't matter. so did not do the job better and you can take that for granted. japan for the first time in a decade has not just her and run defense budget, modestly $1.6 billion increase. it would be nice to see it continue, but everyone watches very carefully to see the leading indicator, which is us and what we're willing to do. taiwan is a country rushing to the exit to make sure nothing comes between it and china and therefore i would argue the same credibility over whether the united states would intervene and i taiwan strait scenario, but we can expect the support and could even see treaty allies that would be required, for example, logistics and the like want to stay out of it because they question whether we are committed to it and it said it would drag them in and leave them exposed to the situation in which sta
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
be as public into condemning the program as you were in its defense, and, in other words, would you set the record straight? >> i will do whatever possible to make sure that the record is straight and that i speak fully and honestly on it. >> i want to return to a question that mr. udall asked you. would you object to, and if so, why, to a public release to a declassified version of the committee's report? >> i would give such a request for declassification every consideration. there is a lot of information and those volumes with a lot of potential consequences as far as its public release. at the same time that we have a commitment to take care to, we also have a tremendous commitment to making sure that we keep this country safe by protecting its secrets. there are a lot of equities and operational activities, and it has to be looked at carefully. >> i would just say i agree with you that sources and methods and many of the operational details absolutely should never be declassified, but there is some basic principles in that report that i think is gonna be very important for hist
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
. -- sequester taking effect. less than 24 days before cutting to defense and nondefense discretionary programs. cuts to jobs programs and medical research and education. cuts to military personnel and law enforcement. cuts that will cause jobs and do real harm to the american economy as it struggles to recover. and the reality is that we don't even have that much time. we only have nine legislative days left in february to address the issue. nine days to negotiate a trillion-dollar deal with the senate and the president. and instead of a meaningful plan to address the crisis that we need to avert, we have this nonsense before us today. this is no way to govern. the disturbing truth is that many republicans seem downright giddy when it comes to the sequester cuts. there is new story after new story of how we'll let the sequester take effect. the gentleman from georgia, dr. price, couldn't support these cuts fast enough. i was shocked. mr. speaker, it was only last week that the economic numbers for the fourth quarter of 2012 were released. unexpectedly we saw a contraction in those num
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
satellite corp. 2013] >> defense secretary leon panetta will be honored at a farewell ceremony and fort myer, virginia. it will include remarks from president obama and joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey. that is live at 3:45. secretary of state john kerry will meet the canadian prime minister. the team so -- the keystone pipeline will be in the conversation. a rock obama's decision on the $7 billion will be the test of his a nod with a promise to act on change in his second term. there will be a news conference. that will be at about 2:30. a pro forma session at 11l0:00. 2:00 for legislative work. the chamber resources -- resources at 5:30. the house takes up a bill that will continue a pay freeze for federal workforce. watch the house live here on c- span and the senate on c-span2. >> having observed a steady improvement in the well-being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of this union is good. >> once again, in keeping with tradition, i have come to report to you on the state of the union. i am pleased to report that america is much improved. there is good
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST
obama for his nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. while we were home last week, i had the opportunity to watch the senate confirmation hearing, and i was dismayed by the way many of the republicans on that hearing chastised mr. hagel. mr. hagel is a man of integrity. i -- the question from one of the senators about, do you think the surge worked, and senator hagel was such he didn't want to give him a direct answer. i would have said no, it didn't work. 1,200 americans killed. i don't know how many iraqis. look at the country today. it is totally falling apart. that was a question towards senator hagel. . the iraq war was very unnecessary. it was manufactured by the previous administration, and there was a marine general, greg newbold, who actually wrote an article in "time" after the war started and one of the points he made that i'm going to share with you, mr. speaker, is some of the missteps included the distortion of intelligence in the buildup to the war. the distortion of intelligence in the buildup to the war. in the history of washington, if ever our gover
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
that it is not the department of defense's job to be 911. and so the question that struck me is, so when this happens and it happens so fast and so quick that when you respond in an hour, it may already be over by that time. are we relying on the home country to be 911? and if so, as you go through what they're providing to us, you mentioned some are not up to the quality of others at this time, but how are you making that decision that we have people in harm's way and we are relying on a host nation that might not be up to taking care of our people? and if so, as you go through what they're providing to us, you mentioned some are not up to the quality of others at this time, but how are you making that decision that we have >> you know, obviously, it's very important that you know the ambassador determined what is the situation and whether or not there's a need for action. i mean the 911 is basically the host country that has to respond quickly and provide mediate security around. if that's not there, you have to have security within the embassy itself. you have to have intelligenc
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
, has also been there for our brave service men and women. in 2007 the national defense authorization act amenled the family medical leave act to allow eligible employees up to 12 bjork weeks of job-protected leave for a need arising out of active duty or calls to active duty status of a spouse, a son, a daughter or a parent. in 2009 congress added coverage for military caregiver leave for a qualified family member of certain veterans with a serious injury or illness. we know that recovering from their wounds, so many service members have expressed to me their gratitude of having the ability of a loved one to take leave under the fmla in order to help them along their journey. and i can recall meeting a mother at balboa medical center who was taking advantage of this and being there by her son's side was so critical and so important and she had the security of knowing that she could go back to her job. how well we deal with the challenges of life is often based on how supported we feel. and the fmla gives us the time, it gives us the protection to care for others and for
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
can look at the department of defense, department of state, a.i.d., department of justice. any agency rating in afghanistan. that's unique 37 37. -- we have the largest over sight present in afghanistan. we have the most successful record of working with afghan law enforcement in prosecuting, arresting and prosecuting individuals in afghan courts. we are temporary agency. we go out of existence. we sun set when reconstruction drops below $250 million in unexpended funds. we're in the billions now. accordingly, we have very unique hiring contract authorities, unique to the government. that allow us to get the best people as quickly as we can for what i think is the most dangerous over sight job in the united states government. when congress created sigar in 2008, it also gave us the responsibility and the authority in the statute to lead, coordinate and recommend policies to improve the afghan reconstruction effort. accordingly, i believe it is our job to evaluate the bigger picture and offer direction as necessary and appropriate on the reconstruction effort. just last wednesday, bob
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
, i was more concerned of the fact that we are trying to nominate the secretary of defense for this country but are we dumb attain -- nominating a secretary of defense for the state of israel? i will take your answer off the air. host: that was part of the discussion yesterday. guest: absolutely. there was a lot of time spent on israel yesterday. it is a huge foreign-policy issue for the. they happen to be in the middle of an environment that is unsettled and without clear paths forward. it is a core interest of the united states. again, it is a scenario where politicians feel strongly and american voters feel extremely strongly. there were some differences of opinion but got explored yesterday. again, that is part of the point of the hearing process -- of a confirmation progress -- process, getting into areas where people have concerns. host: one of the exchanges about israel, democrat from rhode island. >> interviews and speeches, i have always said i am a supporter of israel. in some cases, i have said a -- i am a strong supporter. i think it is in my book that we have a special
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
defense secretary, leon panetta and general martin dempsey talk about the attack in libya. the hearing gets under way at 10:00 a.m. eastern and we will have it live on c-span. >> during the presidency of her husband, james madison, british troops invaded the capitol in the war of 1812, she saved a portrait of george washington and other valuables. meet dolly madison in c-span's new original series. produced with the white house historical association, season one begins president s' day on february 18, 9:00 p.m. >> if you go to most american history textbooks i would make you a bet if you go back to the textbooks you had in high school , take me up on my bet, but in your american history textbooks in high school, if you go to the index, you will find no mention of eugenics and/or biology books. you will find no mention. i looked at a biology book assigned at montana state university. great textbooks, but i didn't see any mention of that word. it's as if, because we, meaning scientists no longer believe in it, we no longer have to think about it. because we know it was so awful, we can s
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am EST
finance, from energy, defense, law enforcement, counterterrorism, and of course strategic stability. our principles have also been -- principals have also been meeting. we had a meeting in brussels as you may is have heard. we have also been meeting off and on and facilitating working groups as well as high level bilateral engagements. codeas from congress have been going and we have had several visitors from pakistan so we are looking forward to a relationship that is defined by confidence, trust, mutual respect, and investment in each other's societies and nations not just states. to grow together in the 21st century as long-standing friends and allies. i look forward to working with all of you as friends and -- i have been a journalist for too many years, so you can't take that out of the girl. you can certainly take me out of journalism but it's difficult to do that. and i am also -- i want to also add very quickly that whale we are making this historic transition, back stand is looking towards -- profiling itself and visiting on regional peace and transformations in the region.
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